Arthritis Remedies for Dogs


Posted by Mucky (Roseville, Ca) on 10/23/2014
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The vet said the x-rays confirmed arthritis in our 10 year old cat. She was limping and acting different; isolating herself. The vet prescribed her some pain medicine and while waiting for it I put a good pinch of MSM powder in her wet food one evening. The next morning, I found her toys strewn throughout the hallway. Something she had not done since the onset of the limp. The limp was only noticeable if you looked for it. We continued the pinch of MSM plus a pinch of Vitamin C powder. After a few days, she was zipping and jumping around like her old self. Absolutely no signs of discomfort from the arthritis. Never even picked up the pain meds. Truly amazing.

Posted by Linda (Brooklyn, New York) on 04/26/2009

I take MSM when I remember to take it for healthy hair growth. My little 9 year old terrier has developed a limp when she gets up from sleep so I'm giving her a little every day to see how it helps her. She had surgery once for a benign lump which her Vet said would reoccur-no lump in a year since on ESSIAC! She has been on MSM for about three days now so I'll see in a few weeks-no more surgery for my beautiful girl.

Multiple Remedies

Posted by Roxie (Emporia, Kansas) on 12/31/2014
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I have a 10 year old pug and since the weather got cold he could barely get himself up from a laying position, I mix black strap mollases, coconut oil, peanut butter and he licks it off my finger. He can now get up by himself and does not walk stiff legged anymore. I also give him 1 low dose asprin a day for the pain and have added esther c to it also, I am amazed at how well he is doing now.

Posted by Alice (Shingle Springs, Ca, U.S.A.) on 11/07/2009
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If you have a juicer, juice cruciferous family veggies like broccoli, kale, cabbage, and mix that with canned cat food. You can add fish oil and nettle powder and even safflower blossoms (health food store) turmeric and garlic oil as these all inhibit the inflammation. Pigs feet broth is also helpful for it's chondroitins which nourish joint cartiledge. Fixed my dog's arthritis in 2-3 weeks.

Olive Leaf Extract

Posted by Dr. Dana (Kalkaska, Michigan) on 01/24/2012
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Two years ago, my brothers dog (a 70 lb Shepard mix named Cassie) could barely get up let alone walk around without pain and discomfort. He left her in my care while he went on a trip. I was taking Olive Leaf Extract for a flu like symptoms, as O. L. E. Is a natural antibiotic. Cassie had been suffering for quite sometime, I got this idea to give her some of the stuff. The plan was to use it in a 2 week regimen just like I do for myself. I put a 500 mg pill inside a hollowed out vienna sausage, first I had to feed her some w/o the pill so she began to gobble them down, kinda like a kick start to get her gobbling. Once she was used to eating them I gave her the one with the pill in it, worked every time, she gobbled down the sausage and the pill. Much to my surprise, the very next day she showed a great improvement! I continued to give them to her over the next two weeks. It has now been over two years since this dog, that I didn't think was going to make it another 3 or 4 months, took the Olive Leaf Extract and she is doing just fine, especially for an old girl.

You can find Olive Leaf Extract in any health food or vitamin store, my bottle of (120) 500mg pills only cost $22. Way less than a trip to the vet, and there was plenty left over for me for later!!! Since Cassie's health so quickly improved, I have used the same treatment plan on my smaller 10 lb Shitzu dog with great results and no sign of side effects. Hope this helps your dog and or cat, or maybe even you and or your family and friends!

Over the Counter

Posted by Sue (Phoenix, Az) on 09/05/2011

Our dog limps in the front from learning about rattlesnakes the hard way as a puppy. Earlier this year she began to limp on the opposite side in the rear and then days later could only walk on 3 legs. She is no light-weight and with the lameness in the front it was not looking good.

I tried some homeopathics and then some blackstrap molasses which may have worked if I could get her to eat it. Same with cider vinegar.

Finally I ordered some gerovital for pets. After a couple days there was no improvement. But in 5 days you would never know there was ever a problem. She was running on all four legs, begging to go for walks, and the limping in the front from the snakebite lessened.

After a couple weeks she began to spit out the gerovital pill, refusing to eat it no matter how well it was disguised in a treat. The limp did not return.

Raw Goat's Milk

Posted by June (Kc, Ks) on 08/02/2009
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Raw goat's milk for old arthritic cats and dogs

This past month my 15-year-old male cat (who is largely blind due to cataracts and has very bad back trouble after being run over by cars twice) has begun acting better. He trots around the yard, has an increased appetite, has put on weight and overall has more energy. It even seemed like he could see better. We were unsure of the cause. I thought it could be the milder summer weather or the h2o2 I put in his water or just luck. But now I think I know the answer to the riddle of his improved health: raw goats milk.

I got some more goats milk this morning and was talking to my friend about her own cats and dogs. She said they inherited a 13-year-old dog who had been cruelly penned up and could barely walk. The dog cried whenever she tried to straighten up. She was given goat's milk, just like all the other animals on the farm, and now the dog runs around "like she owns the place."

That was the light bulb moment for me. My cat loves that milk and when we gave it to him he bugged us all day every day for doses of the milk. We thought it was cute, but of course didn't realize it was doing him so much good.

What's really funny is he usually scrams whenever people visit. But he sat right by my friend as we chatted. I think he could smell the goat's milk!

I grew up on a farm and milked the goats every day before school and at night. My mom always said goat's milk was the best for you.

Sea Mussels

Posted by Josie (Atlanta, Ga, Usa) on 03/22/2010
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I give my severely arthritic pit bull New Zealand Green-lipped Sea Mussels (Perna canaliculus) and it works brilliantly. She weighs about 55 lbs and is on the lean side...if your arthritic dog is even slightly overweight the kindest thing you can do is get the weight off. I give 1000 mg two times daily on her food. She likes the taste. You'll find the capsules at your health food or supplement store. She's been on them for over six years without interruption until I ran out of them for two days last week. The difference was astounding, we won't run out again. Feedback I've had from other folks is that they either work spectacularly or not at all, but for my part I'm thrilled we tried them. Thanks!

Sea Salt

Posted by Cindy (Wichita, USA) on 08/23/2008
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I always keep high potency Apis Mellifica homeopathic remedy on hand. My daughter is allergic to bee stings.

Natural remedies for animals seem to fly in the face of those who claim they only work as placebos.

Shake some unprocessed sea salt into the pooch's water. Domestic animals are notoriously salt deficient. If you know of someone who has a pet with arthritis, you can see the benefits of the watercure immediately. Just shake some sea salt in their water dish. I don't know if it's the salt or if it is the fact that they seem to drink more water if it has a pinch of salt in it, but it works. The "placebo effect" claims so often used against natural remedies won't hold up against a dog that is cured of arthritis or a child cured of asthma.

Posted by Cindy (Wichita, Kansas) on 08/17/2008
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For my Lhasa Apso, I have used sea salt, after I had used it on myself with such amazing results. My "puppy" was 16 years old and could barely move around. I simply put a little salt in her water and she immediately started drinking more water. Her water consumption had slowed way down when she started getting old.

Unfortunately, she was already well into kidney failure but she was quite perky and able to jump up on the couch and run up and down the stairs as she hadn't in quite a while. It was very strange. She was perky and happy up to the very end though she was extremely emaciated by then. I was very comforted to have made her last days so happy and active. I miss her very much.

Posted by Bob (Moscow , Pa.) on 04/24/2007
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If you check our pet testimonials On our site and read the home page story of how this was discovered, you will see that curing pet arthritis is not even a challenge. Just add unprocessed sea salt to its food and water and within 24 hours a pet will stand up and walk with a limp even though previously it had been unable to stand. Best of all it is free. Bob Butts


Posted by Bonnie (Colts Neck, NJ) on 12/28/2008

Shakey dog legs: My 11 year old Jack Russell terrier is in good health walking at least a mile a day and running in a big yard. Over the past year he has developed a shakiness in his rear legs-like a nervous tremor. He is not in pain but I was hoping someone might have a supplement to suggest-He gets a dab of coconut oil daily and I have started ACV drops on his back and water. I was feeding antioxidant vitamins too. Any suggestions would be most helpful. Thanks!

EC: Our dog Max has had this issue for the past few years -- he's turning 15 in March! T-Touch (aka Tellington TTouch) has been very effective at stopping the tremors for a day or two. More about T-Touch here:
Acupuncture has been another helpful technique for this condition, but it's quite expensive.

Traumeel and Goji Juice

Posted by Gabbie (Austin, TX) on 01/04/2009

My 11 yr old lab/chow mix has arthritis in his back. Thanks to your helpful posts we're starting a treatment of 10 drops traumeel in 1 oz of Goji juice. He loves Goji juice and it's high in vitamin C and gives us the perfect delivery system for the traumeel. Will research a couple of other items listed and post again if they help.

Traumeel and Zeel

Posted by Katharine (Charleston, SC) on 08/07/2008
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Traumeel and Zeel absolutely have been amazing for my animals! It was recommended by a holistic vet that I try the Traumeel and it has worked wonders on my rescue lab with torn ACLs (while waiting for surgery). I stopped for a bit and she began limping again. I definitely attribute her amazing progress to Traumeel. I own a small, natural pet store and was able to get both Traumeel and Zeel. Each product has produced great results in many customers' animals. Traumeel is for injuries or rheumatoid arthritis and Zeel is for osteoarthritis.

Posted by Jg (Dania, USA) on 03/19/2008
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I met an alternative/homeopathic veterinarian who suggested I give my dog Heels Traumeel and Zeel for inflammation. I couldn't get the Zeel, but I did try the Traumeel and its like a miracle! I got it from Entirely Pets online.

My regular vet said she thought the recent pains and falling were due to inflammation and not the hip dysplasia so I tried the Traumeel and within hours he was walking straight up again! I hope it lasts!